Portland, Oregon

About the Art:

Jen McCaw / Sea Road Jewelry Artist Statement

I make fine jewelry using goldsmithing techniques that have been in continuous use for over 3500 years, connecting the ancient past with our present through meandering traditions that were sometimes “lost”, sometimes thrived, but always survived through the millennia to once again prove to be surprisingly modern and relevant.

There is a meditative quality to these ancient techniques. Carefully placing each tiny granule, making and then weaving hundreds of links for a single necklace, meticulously finishing each surface with finer and finer abrasives. I love getting lost in the rhythmic motion and sinking into that liminal space, where each piece is a door to a place with its own story, its own terrain and weather.


How to purchase work: on my website, or DM on Instagram

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